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Indiana Schools Erase Cursive from the Curriculum

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Cursive writing is sooo 20th century. In fact, kids in Indiana don't even bother with it anymore.
Who needs to know how to make swirly letters in this day and age? People can always just scrawl an X or draw a smiley f...
Educators say you don't need to put pen to paper in the digital age.

Typing is Fine, but Handwriting Makes its Mark When it Comes to Learning

Research shows that handwriting increases brain activity. Credit: Getty Images
Sure, typing is a skill kids need to learn earlier and earlier -- what with all the laptops, cell phones and games that require it these days.
But it doe...
Putting pen to paper can help students do better in school, researchers find.

Cursive Writing a Thing of the Past?

Ever since she learned to hold a pencil, Ellie has been fascinated by cursive writing. She loves the loops and curves of script writing and works hard at perfecting the art. In the past, all of this writing practice has been done at home because it w...

Cursive Letters are Doomed in Many American schools

Most adults probably can recall time in their early elementary years spent over that dull gray notebook paper with the elaborate graph of horizontal lines, practicing their letters in the cursive script over and over and over. Teaching cursive thes...

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